Patricio Jourdain and K1 Speed Join Skullcandy Team Nissan for Remainder of 2013 Season
25 July 2013
Skullcandy Team Nissan is beyond stoked to announce the newest addition to the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Team—Patricio Jourdain, from Mexico City, Mexico. The cousin of Indy car and CART veteran Michel Jourdain, Jr. Patricio will bring international experience to the team beginning at Road America. While this will be his first CTSCC event, he’s not a newcomer to sports car racing. Starting his career as a champion kart racer in Mexico, Patricio has also raced everything from touring cars to NASCAR stock cars. Currently he is K1 Speed’s pro driver supporting them with race clinics at K1 locations across the United States.
Today, when the #33 and #34 Nissan Altima Coupes roll out of the trailer at Indianapolis Motor Speedway they will be rocking two new logos in addition to the iconic skull: those of K1 Speed and K1 RaceGear. K1 Speed is America’s largest indoor kart racing company, and has just opened their 16th location in San Antonio, Texas, with more to come. K1 RaceGear is a full-service safety and apparel manufacturer and provider of gear for the entry level kart racer to the professional auto race team.
“I love it when a plan comes together! K1 and Patricio are an excellent addition to the team, I’ve gotten to know Patricio over the last year and I’m really happy to see him in one of the Skullcandy cars. I believe he’ll be a great addition to our driving team.” says team owner Lara Tallman.
“I am very excited to join Skullcandy Team Nissan with the support of a great company and good friends at K1 Speed.” states Jourdain. “The goal for the remaining of the 2013 season is to drive intelligently, finishing races and giving our supporters what they deserve on and off the track. K1 and I both believe this is a start of a great partnership.”
K1 Owner David Danglard adds his enthusiasm, “We’ve always been part of the racing world, and are very happy to have K1 participate with Patricio in the Nissan ST car. He’s been an important part of the K1 team, and he’s a great addition to Skullcandy Team Nissan.”
About K1 Speed
Founded in 2003, K1 Speed is America’s Premier Indoor Kart Racing Company with 16 locations nationwide. K1 Speed offers exciting tracks with a unique upscale entertainment concept for casual consumers, racing enthusiasts and corporate or group events. K1 Speed is a first choice for those wanting to experience genuine racing in state-of-the-art European electric karts that are eco-friendly, safety oriented and provide superior performance to more traditional gas karts. Each K1 Speed facility is designed as a large entertainment venue with professionally-designed tracks and cutting-edge décor showcasing authentic racing memorabilia along with ample seating and viewing areas, spacious lobbies, meeting rooms and full restaurant or snack bar.
About K1 RaceGear
Established in 2003, K1 RaceGear has been driven by the principal set of goals; providing drivers the highest level of safety and comfort for the lowest cost, leaving room in their budget to do what they love: Racing. Our Strong line of karting race wear, combined with our expanding line of auto racing equipment, enables K1 RaceGear to provide the necessary safety-wear for anyone from a five year old karter to a professional racecar driver. Our years of racing knowledge provides a level of customer support and attention to detail that exceeds other gear providers. K1 RaceGear can effectively design products tailored to what our customers wants and needs providing them with a stylish and professional look. We look forward to seeing you at the track!
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